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Meet our newest member: Eric Zhang

September 19, 2017
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Eric Zhang is an undergraduate student who will be doing research in our lab under the mentorship of post-doc Sierra Cullati.  Welcome, Eric!  We asked Eric a few questions to get to know him.  What are you studying at Vanderbilt?  What are you thinking about doing after college? I'm currently a Biological Sciences and Global History double major, with plans of hopefully one day going to medical school. The history part of that isn't supposed to really make sense with my career goals much... I just really like subject and learning more about the world.

Congratulations, Dr. Jones!

September 19, 2017

We celebrated our last defense of the summer! Christine Jones presented her thesis "Regulation of the key mitotic checkpoint protein Dma1 through post-translational modifications."  Thanks to all of Christine's friends and family who joined us for this occasion! 

Meet our newest member: Gabriele Juskeviciute

August 30, 2017
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We are so happy to welcome Gabby to the lab!  Gabby joined in July and has been slowly assuming the responsibilities of lab manager and supervisor of our undergraduate student workers.  She is off to a great start!    We asked Gabby a few questions to get to know her better...  Where are you from? Where were you before coming to the lab? 

Summer student Luul presents her work at the VSSA Symposium

Luul Aden has spent the last 8 weeks working in the Gould lab and today she presented her work at the VSSA 15th Annual Student Research Symposium.    After this summer, Luul will start her junior year at Vanderbilt as a Molecular Biology major. In the future, Luul hopes to go to medical school and maybe even continue doing research that helps to advance medicine.  Good luck, Luul!  Be sure to stop by the lab and say hello! 

Welcome Marcin Wos, our new postdoc!

September 14, 2016
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We are excited to welcome Dr. Marcin Wos to the Gould lab team.  Marcin completed his Ph.D. training in Warsaw, Poland at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology.  We asked him a few questions to get to know him.....   What are you most looking forward to learning during your time as a postdoc in the Gould lab?  

Welcome Hannah and Alison, two undergraduate summer research students!

June 23, 2016
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We are excited to welcome two Vanderbilt undergraduate students to the lab for the summer--HannahSofia Brown and Alison Zhong!   ...... Tell us about yourself—where did you grow up? What are you studying at Vanderbilt?   Hannah: I am from Minneapolis, MN and am majoring in Neuroscience and triple minoring in Jewish Studies, Medicine, Health and Society, and Chemistry.   Alison: I moved from Boston to Brentwood, TN 10+ years ago.  I'm studying Molecular and Cellular Biology at Vanderbilt!  

Welcome Sierra Cullati, our new postdoc!

June 10, 2016
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The Gould Lab welcomes Dr. Sierra Cullati, who joins us after receiving her Ph.D. from Dartmouth University.  We are excited to have Sierra in the lab, and we asked her a few questions to get to know her...    What are you most looking forward to doing/learning during your postdoc?  Is there anything that you think will be particularly challenging and/or bothersome?

Happy graduation to our undergraduate students, Ellen Risemberg and Sylvia Jang!

May 29, 2016
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Congratulations to two of our stellar undergraduate students, Ellen Risemberg and Sylvia Jang, Vanderbilt University Class of 2016.  While in the lab, Ellen and Sylvia worked with Dr. Janel Beckley to identify novel genetic interactions between division site-localized proteins.  We will miss these two hardworking and cheerful ladies very much as they move on to their next adventures.  Ellen is moving to Wisconsin where she will work for the software company Epic and Sylvia is headed to Charleston, SC to attend Medical University of South Carolina.  Best wishes to you both! 

Welcome Ana Belen, a visiting graduate student from Sevilla, Spain

May 5, 2016
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We are excited to welcome Ana Belen Iglesias-Romero!  Ana is a graduate student at Universidad Pablo de Olavide in Sevilla, Spain.  Read our interview with Ana to learn more about her.    What is your project? My project is about the possible implications of the S. pombe MAPK effector from the cell integrity pathway, Pmk1, in the spindle assembly checkpoint.   How did you get the opportunity to come to Vanderbilt?